Date: Wednesday 24 April (Ambient Assembly)Venue: Malmö Rowing ClubTime: 21.00
Together with the late Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen was part of the Finnish duo Pan Sonic, one of the most ground-breaking and innovating projects in contemporary electronic music.
In order to generate his sounds and soundscapes, Ilpo Väisänen rarely uses more than the simplest of devices: analog keyboards and other oscillators he's fabricated himself. In an age of digital ubiquities, his economy of means and anachronistic aura almost constitutes a challenge, indeed a provocation. From his first solo release in 1995 to his new album ÄÄNET, Väisänen’s world permanently fluctuates between hot and cold; composed of creaks, whistles, strange noises and rhythmic improbabilities. It’s a world oftentimes futuristic, yet prehistoric. This concert however, will be historic.